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Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Play in LA on Sunday

A friend, Robert MacLean, sent me this invite, do go if you can he is v. funny!

If you're in LA on Sunday,2 May 9:00-10:00 PM or have friends who are, want to let you know that three of my one-acts are up:

MERCEDES ORANGE "How a woman turns orange and finds true happiness." (A ground-breaking work that treats an agent as human!)

BLUE LADY "A sculpture of a man's dead wife comes to life and offers him a second chance."

THREE LAUGHS "Having a name like Fartmore can be good for you!"

Sunday 2 May 9:00-10:00 PM FirstStage in Hollywood 6817 Franklin at Highland 323 850 6271 FirstStageLA[at]aol.com

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Sunday, April 25, 2004

OA database of Russian literature and folklore

OA database of Russian literature and folklore Alexander Osipovich, Virtual
Archive
, Moscow Times, April 16-24, 2004. An overview of the open-access
Fundamental Digital Library of Russian
Literature and Folklore
(known by its Russian acronym, FEB). Quoting David
Powelstock, professor of Russian literature at Brandeis University: FEB is "the
most remarkable web resource for the study of Russian literature I have ever
seen. I've been working with the [FEB section on the poet] Lermontov..., and
it is hard to exaggerate how wonderful a tool this is....It's really phenomenal."
Quoting Igor Pilshchikov, FEB's editor-in-chief: "In philology, as in other
fields of the humanities, a great deal of effort is spent on routine tasks like
searching. Traditionally, philologists spend about 80 percent of their time
searching for material, and 20 percent actually analyzing it. With our site,
this ratio can be reversed." (Thanks to Shelflife.)
Posted by Peter
Suber
at 2:33 PM.


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Sheet music archive

I found this very useful site Open
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OA repository for sheet music Indiana University has launched an OA repository
for / sheet music. Quoting
the press release: "The site currently provides access to metadata and some
digital images from two sheet music collections from the Indiana University
Lilly Library. Metadata is available for the approximately 24,000 pieces in
the Lilly Library's Sam DeVincent Collection of American Sheet Music, along
with digital images from over 1,000 pieces in this collection. Metadata for
over 500 pieces from the Lilly's Starr Sheet Music Collection is available,
as are digital images for most of the Starr items. This site supplements access
to metadata for these two sheet music collections that has been available to
Open Archives Initiative (OAI) metadata harvesters such as the Sheet
Music Consortium
, the UIUC
Digital Gateway
to Cultural Heritage Materials, http://oai.grainger.uiuc.edu/
and the University of Michigan's OAIster
project since early 2003." Posted by Peter
Suber


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Saturday, April 17, 2004

A9

The new Amazon A9 search engine has many useful features. John Battelle reviews it on his search engine blog. Mark Federman points out several disconcerting aspects. Could this be joing the list of privacy unfortunates, with Google GMAIL and Orkut?

Search Inside the Book?: In addition to web search results we present book results from Amazon.com that include Search Inside the Book. When you see an excerpt on any of the book results, click on the page number to see the actual page from that book. (You will need to be registered at Amazon.com.)

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Thursday, April 15, 2004

Iris Murdoch

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Kingston university buys Murdoch library By Michelle Pauli
Iris Murdoch: collection preserved intact

Iris Murdoch's library of more than 1,000 books, notes and original manuscripts has been acquired by Kingston university .
The collection, which includes books on subjects ranging from philosophy to poetry, as well as makeshift bookmarks and handwritten notes, was put up for sale by her husband, John Bayley, last year. via...The Guardian

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Saturday, April 03, 2004

Steinbeck leads 2004 Hall of Fame Inductees

The Writers Hall of Fame� announces the names of its 2004 inductees.

John Steinbeck, Deborah Chester, Constance Levy and Dale Freeman will be honored at an induction ceremony April 21. Each year, the board of directors recognizes four individuals, one posthumous and three living, who have made major contributions to the field of writing. via...PRWEB

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